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Girl made up false knife attack story to worry parents, police say

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A schoolgirl who reported being slashed with a knife in Itabashi, Tokyo, has confessed to making up the incident, police said Monday.

The 15-year-old girl reportedly told her parents that she had been slashed by a man wielding a knife on Friday night, following which the girl's parents filed a report with police. However, Fuji TV reported that on Saturday night, the girl revealed that her story was a lie and that the assault had never taken place.

When asked by police why she had made up the attack, the girl was quoted by told investigators as saying, "I wanted my parents to worry about me. Things got out of control and I couldn't admit the truth."

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Shame on her!

And what if she had gotten some innocent person who was minding his own business in trouble!?

This is what the police and the government should be dealing with!

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Shame on her parents. I bet they send her to juku and clubs every minute and she just wanted some love and attention...

18 ( +21 / -3 )

Agree with you Kimu. I wonder if the family will use this as a catalyst for change or put all the blame on the girl?

Telling the lie on Friday then coming clean on Saturday is a quick response to her own mistake. Hope she gets the love and attention she seems to need.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Ha! This JUST HAPPENED in Tsukuba, Ibaraki a couple months ago. She claimed it was a foreigner, and the police responded by harassing every foreigner in the area for about a week until she admitted she made the whole thing up. No apologies from the police for aggressively questioning me, in public, THREE TIMES, in front of my workplace, and no punishment for filing a false police report and character defamation of everyone harassed by the police. At least this girl didn't claim it was a foreigner, like here, but man, what ever happened to consequences for your actions? The man hours for the investigation should come out of that girl's allowance.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

In her mind I am sure she thought it would all stop with her parents. She probably had no thought that it would wind up with a report to the police. At 15, she simply does not have the experience to know what will happen if she tells her parents such a thing. At 15, she knows better than to lie, and should be punished for that. But especially in good old insular Japan, I don't expect a 15 year old to be able to think that far ahead.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Wait, a girl says she was slashed with a knife, and she has NO WOUND, yet everybody believes her? Is there something missing from this story?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The parents should reflect on this and spend time with their children.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

you know what they say about crying wolf once...

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Similar stories happen in the USA also. In at least one case the police, the police arrested some poor sucker.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Next she will accuse someone of groping her on the train...

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Wait, a girl says she was slashed with a knife, and she has NO WOUND

Where does it say she has no wound? I am sure she knows how to cut herself.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Wow, that is worrying.

I'm sorry this girl felt neglected, but the police really should charge her with something. I think that if she gets off without any sort of penalty she'll just repeat this every time she feels neglected, and it won't stop just when she's a teenager, it'll continue and escalate as she gets older.

Imagine how much attention she'll get if she claims rape... and how long it'll continue as some random guy gets arrested, as she gets to "identify" him, as she gets to testify in court and gets the sympathy and support of everyone during her "ordeal".

She needs to be taught a lesson. She almost ruined someone's life, there need to be consequences.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

For all we know she could be suffering from Munchausen's... the condition where people fake a condition or purposely injure themselves for attention.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Right and what would have happened if this little lady decided to pick out some man on a train and say 'he groped me!'.....'Things got out of hand and I couldn't admit the truth', I'm glad she only involved herself in this 'crime'.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

She may have IJIME problem. Also if she is not given any kind of punishment (smaller is ok) ,she may continue it for her every desire !

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Shame on her parents for the lack of attention they gave her. Although the girl may have lied, she got what she wanted I guess?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

For a 15 year old that was pretty stupid. At least she didn't murder her parents in their sleep.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Thanks to this girl, our neighbourhood matsuri was canceled out of fear that the "slasher" might show up and wreak havoc. Shame the matsurikai didn't hear about her recanting in time...

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Shame on the parents.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This seems like a cry for help.

Depending on her level of remorse Police could consider a charge for wasting resources/making a false report.

John, that sounds a bit rough and would prompt me to make an official complaint to the local Police

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I am proud of her! Most girls would never admit that they were capable of lying.... and would have told more lies to back it up. Sorry to hear about the festivals being canceled on fear of the "slasher"! I wonder if she had some random guy picked out to blame for slashing her? I wonder what other stories she has made up? Does she belong to the drama club at her school? Does she already have a stalker?

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